Waitlist Update

It’s May 3rd! We’re having a hard time believing that it’s already this late in the year; finals are over for our students, 3Ls are preparing for graduation and bar prep, 2Ls have made like Elvis, and 1Ls are gearing up for Joint Journal Competition!

What this also means is that we have an update for our waitlisted students. May 1st was the deposit deadline for all admitted students, and at this point the Class of 2022 is full. Here’s what that means:

  1. As of today, we do not anticipate admitting from the waitlist for the foreseeable future. If that changes, we will notify waitlist candidates through the Waitlist Status Update website and the Waitlist Update page here on the blog, and students who are admitted will be notified individually.
  2. On June 1st, regardless of the situation, we will update all waitlist students as to the current status through the Waitlist Status Update website and the Waitlist Update page here. We will plan to do that monthly until August 1st.
  3. If you are a waitlist candidate, you may still submit a Letter of Continued Interest, additional letters of recommendation, and/or an updated resume to add to your admission file. We will review that material as a part of your application if we are in a position to admit from the waitlist this year. Please make sure to submit any supplemental documents in the following format:
    lastname_firstname_documenttype (ex. Greengold_Griffin_Resume).

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions!

One. More. Week. for the Fall 2019 Application Cycle

We’re just over a week away from the close of our application for the Fall 2019 cycle, and things are getting CRAZY in the admission office (in the best way of course!) But before we hunker down in our offices and glue ourselves to the computer to do final application reviews, we have a few of your most pressing questions to answer!

  1. Can I take the March LSAT? Yes you can, as long as it’s NOT YOUR FIRST LSAT. You must have a previous LSAT score on record when submitting your application and use the March LSAT as a supplemental score. Results are released at the end of April and so there is little chance of seats still being available in the class when your application can be fully reviewed. However, we will review March LSAT scores when they are released and use that as additional information when evaluating our candidates.
  2. Can you evaluate my application with unofficial transcripts? Nope. Official transcripts must be submitted through CAS in order to be evaluated. We don’t receive a full application (which consists of our application, personal statement, and resume, combined with the CAS report including your transcripts and letters of recommendation) until every piece of the puzzle is accounted for.
  3. I submitted my application in December and I haven’t heard anything. What gives? We receive, on average, 3,500 – 4,000 applications a year, and many of those applications are reviewed multiple times. We want to make sure we have a full picture of the applicant pool, and it takes a while to do so! So be patient with us – you’ll hear soon!
  4. So then when do I find out my decision? Every year our goal is to send decisions on or before April 1st. While it’s not a guarantee, it’s a good time frame to be checking emails and mailboxes!
  5. What happens if I’m waitlisted? You’ll be notified of your status on April 1st, and updated regularly if we need to move to the waitlist for the class. There will be additional information provided with your decision email.

As always, you’re more than welcome to email us any question you have – in the meantime, we’ll be here doing a careful review of your application and building the William & Mary Law School Class of 2022!!